State Assembly announces revised child sex abuse victims bill could pass by next week
BY KENNETH LOVETT, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 3, 2017
ALBANY — The state Assembly Friday introduced a reworked bill designed to make it easier for child sex abuse survivors to seek justice as adults — and it’s expected to pass as soon as next week.
The bill goes slightly further than a previous version that had been criticized by abuse survivors, who now support it.
Bill sponsor Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) said the plan is to move the bill through committee starting Tuesday and then have a full floor vote later in the week.
It’s the culmination of years of work on this issue — and 2017, it’s high-time we get it done,” Rosenthal said.
The Assembly previously passed . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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